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ST MORRELL & HALLATON CRYPT REINSTATEMENT PROJECT

 Saturday 16th – Sunday 31st July 2022.

St Michael and All Angels Church, Hallaton, LE16 8TY


 “Journey’s End - Pilgrimage to death in Hallaton”


A programme of events covering why Hallaton was a place of medieval pilgrimage, putting into context the fascinating story of the discovery of St Morrell’s Chapel, the skeletons of pilgrims buried there and the proposed reinstatement of the crypt of St Michael & All Angels.


The Church will be open with a visual display of the completed project and children’s activities. 

Café Morrell in the Church will offer refreshments and cream teas.

The adjacent Museum will be open with Exhibitions of Hallaton Castle, the Hallaton Treasure and Bottle Kicking.

Guided walks around the Hallaton Heritage Trail and along St Morrell’s Round pilgrimage.

www.hallaton-museum.co.uk/festivalofarchaeology Tel: Denis Kenyon - 07834 324352 or deniskenyon36@gmail.com

 

UPCOMING TALKS

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MEDIEVAL HALLATON

St Michael and All Angels Church
Saturday 16th July
19.00

John Morison, Hallaton’s own historian, will talk about Medieval Hallaton.

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REDISCOVERY OF
ST MORRELL’S LOST CHAPEL

St Michael and All Angels Church
Friday 22nd July
19.00

Vicky Score, Director of University of Leicester Archaeological Service, will talk about the rediscovery and excavation of the lost medieval Chapel of St Morrell.

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WHAT IS PILGRIMAGE?

St Michael and All Angels Church
Friday 29th July
19.00

Academic, author, & broadcaster, Dr Emma J. Wells is an ecclesiastical & architectural historian/buildings archaeologist as well as public historian, with a specialism in pilgrimage.

 

UPCOMING GUIDED WALKS & TOURS

Hallaton Festival of Archaeology 2022

HALLATON HERITAGE TRAIL

Wednesday 20th July
18.00

A gentle walk of about 90 minutes around Hallaton exploring its rich heritage.

ST MORRELL'S ROUND
(HALF CIRCUIT : HALLATON TO LAUNDE)

Saturday 23rd July
10.00-14.00

Guided walk of 9 miles along the St Morrell's Round pilgrimage through High Leicestershire and Rutland

ST MORRELL'S ROUND
(HALF CIRCUIT : LAUNDE TO HALLATON)

Sunday 24th July
10.00-14.00

Guided walk of 9 miles along the St Morrell's Round pilgrimage through High Leicestershire and Rutland

HALLATON HERITAGE TRAIL

18.00-19.30

A gentle walk of about 90 minutes around Hallaton exploring its rich heritage.

ST MORRELL'S ROUND (FULL CIRCUIT)

Saturday 30th July
08.30-18.00

Guided walk of 28km along the St Morrell's Round pilgrimage through High Leicestershire and Rutland

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